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Information and news found on this page are from NSSTA Partners and other organizations that have shared information with us to share with our members.  The Nevada State Science Teachers Association (NSSTA) does not claim any ownership or responsibility for any events, workshops, or activities not specifically sponsored by the Nevada State Science Teachers Association (NSSTA). Please contact event organizers for more information.

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  • Friday, October 01, 2021 8:25 AM | OPEN Executive Director (Administrator)

    The Conservation District of Southern Nevada invites all public, private and home schooled students in grades K – 12 to participate in the annual National Association of Conservation Districts 2021 Poster Contest with the theme “Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities.”  See the attached documents and the links below for tips, rules, required consent form, and additional information. 

    • Grade level categories include K - 1; 2 - 3; 4 - 6; 7 - 9; 10 - 12.  
    • Entries and signed entry forms need to be submitted to the Conservation District of Southern Nevada at no later than 27 October 2021.
    • Entries and signed entry forms must be submitted digitally as photographs or scanned copies in a JPEG format.
    • One selection will be made in each grade group to be submitted to the Nevada State Association of Conservation Districts and one selection in each grade group at the state level will be sent to the National Association of Conservation Districts.
    • Please make sure the student name, parent/guardian name, parent/guardian email and phone number, and all other information are clear and legible on the entry form.
    • For the School/Group/Organization section please enter the school name (or home-schooled) and the contact (teacher or parent) information.

    The Conservation District of Southern Nevada will provide a TBD award for the selected posters and they will also be posted on their website For additional questions, contact Mark Damron with the Conservation District.  Email: 

    Apologies for the late notice but we just received this information on Monday.

    ·        Main page with contest resources: Scroll down to the 2021 information.

    ·        Educational materials that can accompany the poster competition:

    ·        Store for free downloads on materials mentioned in the above link:

    Mark Damron

    Supervisor, Conservation District of Southern Nevada

  • Friday, October 01, 2021 8:24 AM | OPEN Executive Director (Administrator)

    Elementary Students In Nevada May Enter Starting Oct. 1

    Elementary school children in grades K-6 across Nevada are invited to participate in the Stormwater Pollution Awareness Poster Contest Oct. 1-15 to honor Stormwater Pollution Awareness month this October.

    Clark County Water Quality has teamed up with the Nevada Department of Transportation, Southern Nevada Water Authority, and the LV Wash Coordination Committee to raise awareness around the fact that in Nevada, anything that goes down the storm drain goes directly into local waterways without treatment.

    See attached flyer and the website linked below for full information.  Entries will be accepted Oct. 1 – 15th, and the winners will be selected on October 22nd. The posters will be featured in a 2022 calendar with the first-place poster appearing as the cover art. Winners will also receive swag bags and 10 copies of the 2022 calendar for family and friends. Calendars will be distributed to participating elementary schools across the state.

    All art must be drawn by hand (not computer-generated) in permanent marker, crayon or paint on an 11x17 piece of paper.

    Submissions may be submitted physically, or via a photograph or scan,  digitally at



    Sara M. Gedo

    Clark County Water Quality

    Clark County Water Reclamation District

    5857 E. Flamingo Road

    Las Vegas, NV 89122-5507


    phone:  (702) 668-8664

  • Friday, October 01, 2021 8:22 AM | OPEN Executive Director (Administrator)

    Please see flyer below

  • Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:31 AM | OPEN Executive Director (Administrator)

    The Nevada STEM Framework 2021 has recently been updated and describes the attributes of a Nevada STEM school. The framework was developed by the Nevada STEM Advisory Council to meet Nevada’s STEM needs and encompass research-based elements of high-quality, successful STEM schools. The Framework can be used as a self-assessment or as a tool to expand STEM education.

    For more information contact Tracey Howard at

  • Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:30 AM | OPEN Executive Director (Administrator)

    STEM providers across the State are invited to apply for the Regional STEM Network grants! There is $50,000 available to advance STEM in the NorthwesternRural, and Southern regionsPre-Applications due 10/1/21Read more about each region’s direction on the OSIT Website

    Contact Tracey Howard at for more information

  • Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:29 AM | OPEN Executive Director (Administrator)

    High school students are invited to apply for the Fall 2021 SISTEM (Student Interactions with Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program.  This program, sponsored by the UNLV Howard Hughes College of Engineering, is a series of talks and hands-on activities that will allow high school students to learn about careers and research in STEM.  Through five engaging sessions, participating students will be able to connect with STEM professionals in various fields.  Completion of the program will be a great addition to a student's academic resume. Applications are being accepted until October 5th.  Participants may choose between attending in person on the UNLV campus (limited number of spaces) or attending remotely by Zoom. High school students outside of southern Nevada may sign up to attend remotely. There is no cost to participate, but students who are accepted into the program are expected to participate in all five sessions which are held on five Tuesday evenings in Oct/Nov.

    See attached flyer and brochure for additional details, the link to the application, and for the contact information should you have additional questions.  

    This information may also be accessed at


    Contact for More Info:

    Yanai Avila
    Phone: (702)680-5271


  • Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:27 AM | OPEN Executive Director (Administrator)

    UNLV's Oh Lab of Neurogenetics and Precision Medicine is providing a unique opportunity for high school juniors and seniors. Please see flyers for information:

    For any questions, please contact:

    Tiffany Chen

    Program Coordinator

    Oh Lab of Neurogenetics and Precision Medicine

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Office: 702-895-2920

  • Thursday, September 16, 2021 8:55 PM | OPEN Executive Director (Administrator)

    The Southern Nevada Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.  Please share the attached flyer and Entry Form with teachers who would like to share the opportunity with their students.  Entries and entry forms can be submitted via an online form (preferred) or via US Mail.  All information and links can be found on the attached documents.  Contact Dr. Erica Marti at if you have any questions.  Entries are due by October 24, 2021 by 11:59 PM PT.  Thank you.  

    Flyer & More Information

    URL for online submission: 

  • Thursday, September 16, 2021 8:50 PM | OPEN Executive Director (Administrator)

    The American Chemical Society Southern Nevada Local Section announces the annual Chemistry Poster Competition.  See attached flyer for information, guidelines, and links.  Submissions will be digital and are due by 8:00 PM Monday November 22, 2021.  

    Flyer and more info here: 

  • Thursday, August 19, 2021 10:51 AM | OPEN Executive Director (Administrator)

    See flyer below.  Please contact Amy Page or Paula Garrett at with questions

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